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Pattern and Urban Management Challenges of Development Control Violations in Wuse District F.C.C Abuja



Pattern and Urban Management Challenges of Development Control Violations in Wuse District

F.C.C Abuja.



This thesis examines the pattern and urban management challenges of Development Control Violations in Wuse District of Federal Capital city of  Abuja.
Its  primary scope is on the level of compliance to Development Control standards for residential plots in the study area with reference to Land Use, Density,  setback,  building  and fence height.

The study identified 2,763 residential plots allocated  in Wuse  I and  II  out of which 21% (574 plots) were picked as sample for detail analysis in the study.
The results from the analysis indicates that violation of  land  use  by contravention from residential to other uses constitutes the highest form of violation of development control standards in the study area with 238 cases (42%),
set back was identified to be second with 161 cases (28%), density/building height violation constitutes 151 cases (26%); while fence height violation was found  to  be the least with 24 cases (4%) of the total development control violations studied.
Challenges  established  from  the study include traffic congestion, inefficient service delivery (e.g. water, electricity and sewage), and poor visual quality or aesthetics.


1.1 Background of Study
Urban planning, development and management are the  logical  steps  towards  achieving a beautiful, convenient, efficient and safe human settlement.
They are to ensure the long-term quality of the land for human use, the prevention or resolution of social conflicts related to land use, give  guidance  in regional  land  use  planning and the conversation of ecosystems.
Urban management bon the other  hand,  is  expected to, among other things, guarantee orderliness, convenience, security, equitable distribution of land, empowerment of government to ensure a more judicious,
orderly and healthy development of urban areas and easier access to land for both public and private land development, the lack of which can delay urban  development.
Development control is one of the instruments of land use management for effective urban development.
The purpose of development control is to protect amenity and the environment in the public interest. It is not designed to protect private interests that negate the public interest (Aluko, 2000).
The principles of development control implies that all applications for planning permission must be decided in accordance with relevant policies within the development plan prepared and published unless other material considerations indicate otherwise (Brown, 2002).


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